Cycle Training Awareness Scheme

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Child Cycle Awareness training

Does your child know how to stay safe on wheels?

In 2004 over 3,500 teen cyclists aged 11-16 were killed or injured on Britain's roads.

If you want to protect yourself you must take cycle safety seriously.


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Cycle Safety Training

From Spring 2007 Shropshire Firefighters will be working with a team of instructors some of which are volunteers from Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council to deliver the Cycle Safety Training to Primary School children across the county of Shropshire.

A dedicated team of instructors are running the scheme from March to October. The scheme offers off-road training for children aged nine and over, and on-road courses (if suitable roads are available) for children aged ten and over. The course is delivered in five two-hour sessions over a one week period and costs £15 per pupil.

Courses ran in the Telford & Wrekin are free of charge.

Cycle training is an important part of learning to use the road. The training provides:

Children prepare for their Cycle Training Awareness Course

Preparing for their Cycle Training Awareness Course

  • How to carry out simple safety checks on a bicycle
  • Starting and stopping procedures
  • How to turn left and right at junctions
  • An improved awareness of other road users
  • Increased recognition of the dangers that face cyclists
  • A workbook for each pupil to complete at home each evening
  • An assessment at the end of the course

These courses promote a positive attitude towards safer cycling and provide a firm foundation in the basic manoeuvres upon which experience can be built.

Please ask at your child's school for any courses booked or contact the relevant Road Safety Teams in your area for information about courses.

Shropshire Council Road Safety Team: 01743 253 260

Telford & Wrekin Council Road Safety Team: 01952 384 631

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Volunteers Wanted

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"Do something positive to reduce road deaths on Shropshire's roads"

Both Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council are always looking at recruiting more volunteer instructors. A volunteer could be a parent or a school staff member, as part of the scheme you will be required to complete a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) enhanced check.

As well as being trained to deliver the scheme (Free) you will be playing a vital role for your community by:

  • Contributing towards child safety
  • Increasing young persons awareness of road hazards
  • Making a impact on reducing Road Traffic Collision
  • You could even be responsible for saving a life, although you will never know who’s

So do not waste any more time, and do something positive to reduce road deaths in the county of Shropshire.

"Become a Cycle Safety Trainer"

For more details on becoming a volunteer trainer contact the relevant authority below:

Shropshire Council Road Safety Team: 01743 253 260

Telford & Wrekin Council Road Safety Team: 01952 384 631

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